English: Sentence Fillers — Set 38 (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. The first few days after a major scam has been exposed are interesting — facts change, amounts invariably increase, all the regulators want to imprison the same scamsters, and similar scams by others __________________________.
    a. come out secretly
    b. show up furtively
    c. turn up sincerely

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  2. While swarms of consumer product MNCs have made a beeline for India in the last 50 years lured by its billion-strong consumers and much-talked-about _________________________, they have had mixed success with translating that potential into reality.
    a. inhabited tire
    b. statistical perks
    c. demographic dividend

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. While India has done well to move up 30 ranks in the ease of doing business index, the Centre must sort out infirmities in banks’ governance processes. Banks have been harsh on farmers and MSMEs, and lax on large borrowers. Farm growth numbers do not reflect the _____________________ in rural India.
    a. demand constraint
    b. supply coercion
    c. grant duress

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. There is consensus that much of the reporting by television news channels on the circumstances of the death of actress Sridevi was in extremely poor taste, baselessly speculative and __________________. As actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted “there is no bottom in the barrel of the graceless”.
    a. flagrantly spectator
    b. blatantly viewer
    c. shamelessly voyeuristic

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  5. Indian talent is thriving around the world, exporting the country’s soft power and demonstrating the country’s ______________________ to technology. Fifteen per cent of Silicon Valley startups are founded by Indians, and many Indians have reached senior management positions in US tech firms, including Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO.
    a. groundbreaking culminate
    b. pioneering approach
    c. experimenting departing

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  6. Globally there could be ______________________ of government owning PSBs but by and large the model is private holding of banks. PSBs have contributed to most number of frauds. Hence to prevent loan losses, improve quality and for effective management governance devoid of political interference, PSBs need to be privatised.
    a. connected ambushes
    b. isolated cases
    c. solitary containers

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  7. Viewed from the angle of number of financial irregularities and scams getting unearthed, normal auditing practice needs to be changed to a forensic type audit practice. Apart from rotation of audit firms, the partners in charge of a _______________________ should also be changed.
    a. precise check
    b. particular audit
    c. vague review

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  8. Recently, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India came out with the draft of the proposed regulations to _____________________ operations in the country. The measures have been interpreted as protectionism by various stakeholders in the industry.
    a. streamline reinsurance
    b. modernize assurance
    c. abridge guarantee

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  9. Take spends on _______________. A government has to choose between these two when spending its finite resources. The choice will be an indicator of many things, including how a nation wants to spend its money. Some economists think this idea has philosophical and political moorings.
    a. rifles and trunks
    b. canons and bushes
    c. guns and butter

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. The US is forced to make such a choice now, not just in terms of spending less on arms and more for civilian needs and ______________________. Economists and sociologists think the country is paying a big price for its obsession with guns and not butter, given the rising number of school shootings.
    a. societal ailment
    b. social welfare
    c. communal prosperity

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     



 

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